Herbs & Spices

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  • Anise Myrtle

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    Anise Myrtle grows in the sub-tropical rainforest regions of eastern Australia and is related to the lemon myrtle tree. Indigenous Australians traditionally use Anise Myrtle to flavour food and to make a revitalising beverage.

    With a distinct aniseed-licorice flavour, this dried Anise Myrtle leaf from Northern NSW has an essential oil profile comparable to true aniseed. Use it as a Bushfood substitute in any dish that you would normally flavour with Aniseed.

    Anise Myrtle can be used wherever you use Star Anise, Fennel or aniseed liqueur to give a great aniseed-licorice flavour to your recipes and hot drinks.

    Steep 1-2 teaspoons of Anise Myrtle in boiled water for several minutes to create a refreshing herbal tea, add it to you favourite Chai blend in place of Star Anise, or pop a pinch into your favourite hot chocolate recipe.

    Anise Myrtle is a wonderful Bushfood addition to any spice blend – to use in curries and hotpots, or combined with seeds for dipping with crusty bread and oil. Add a little to a stir fry – delicious with chilli and seafood, a perfect accompaniment for pork. Toss vegetables in Anise Myrtle and coconut or olive oil before roasting, or sprinkle over any salad for a tasty aniseed lift. Great in dips, salad dressings and hot sauces.

    Replace aniseed liqueurs in savoury or sweet recipes with Anise Myrtle for a truly delightful alcohol free licorice flavour. Anise Myrtle adds a unique flavour to fresh baked bread, muffins and cookies, and is truly wonderful in rich fruit cakes and steamed winter puddings.

    Ingredients:

    Anise Myrtle (Backhousia anisata), dried and ground.

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  • Bay Leaves

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  • Brown Mustard Seeds

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    Mustard seeds are from the mustard plant, which is a cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. Brown mustard has a pungent taste and is the type used to make Dijon mustard. These seeds are preferred over yellow in many Indian and African dishes for their heat.

    How to Use:

    The whole seeds lack aroma but as you crush and cook with them their punchy, nutty flavour is quickly released. Brown and black mustard seeds are favoured in Indian cooking and go particularly well with fish. In India, whole brown seeds are fried in oil until a popping sound is heard. This gives the seeds a nutty flavour, important in many vegetarian dishes.


  • Cayenne Pepper

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    Cayenne pepper powder comes from red hot chilli peppers.  This spice is Hot and spicy and adds zest and flavour to a variety of dishes.

    How to Use:

    You can add cayenne pepper to your salad dressings, soups, stir-fries, curry dishes, and pretty much all lentil, wholegrain and vegetable dishes. You can also add a teaspoon of it to a glass of water to create a daily tonic.


  • Crushed Chilli Medium

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  • Fancy Green Cardamon Pods

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    Prized by Indian, Scandinavian, and Middle Eastern cooks, cardamom has a sweet, warm taste and an exotic floral aroma. Its uses span the culinary spectrum from beverages and delicate desserts to meats and curries.

     

    How to Use:

    Cardamom is used in different ways by different cultures: in the Middle East to flavour coffee, in Scandinavian communities as a dessert baking spice. In India it is a savoury spice for curries. Grind the pods as needed for fresh taste and flavour. Cardamom is essential in curry powders, dhals and masalas, and is also used to flavour desserts and drinks.  Mix cardamom pods with star anise, cinnamon sticks, black tea and milk to make a wonderful chai tea.


  • Galangal

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    A member of the ginger family that adds a unique taste to Indonesian and Thai dishes in particular. In its raw form, galangals have a stronger taste than common ginger. They are available as a whole rhizome, cut or powdered. The whole fresh rhizome is very hard, and slicing it requires a sharp knife.

    How to Use:

    Galangal has a pervading perfume and pungency associated with Asian cuisine. It gives Thai food its characteristic flavour and goes well in all Asian curries. Galangal powder can be used in soups such as Tom Yum and in curries, stir-fries and sauces.


  • Garam Masala

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    Garam masala is a blend of spices. The name means “hot spice” in Hindi and is a Northern Indian style curry powder.

    How to Use:

    As a rule, garam masala is added at the last step of cooking, almost like a fresh herb. If cooked too long, it becomes bitter. This highly aromatic seasoning serves as an all-purpose blend in Indian cooking, seasoning dishes from lamb and pork to fresh fish to potato and vegetable dishes.


  • Ground Cardamom

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  • Ground Chilli Hot

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  • Ground Coriander

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  • Ground Cumin

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    Cumin adds a nutty and peppery flavour to dishes and plays an important role in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking.

     

    How to Use:

    Cumin helps to add an earthy and warming feeling to food, making it a staple in certain stews and soups. It adds a nutty and peppery flavour to chili and other Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. The taste of cumin is a great complement to the hearty flavour of legumes such as lentils and black beans. Season healthy sautéed vegetables with cumin.


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